Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods

Author: Pauline Boss
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387857648
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Origins We call this book on theoretical orientations and methodological strategies in family studies a sourcebook because it details the social and personal roots (i.e., sources) from which these orientations and strategies flow. Thus, an appropriate way to preface this book is to talk first of its roots, its beginnings. In the mid 1980s there emerged in some quarters the sense that it was time for family studies to take stock of itself. A goal was thus set to write a book that, like Janus, would face both backward and forward a book that would give readers both a perspec tive on the past and a map for the future. There were precedents for such a project: The Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Harold Christensen and published in 1964; the two Contemporary Theories about theFamily volumes edited by Wesley Burr, Reuben Hill, F. Ivan Nye, and Ira Reiss, published in 1979; and the Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Marvin Sussman and Suzanne Steinmetz, then in production.

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Author: Marvin B. Sussman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306457548
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In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1987, the editors have assembled a distinguished group of contributors to address such topics as past, present, and future perspectives on family diversity; theory and methods of the family; changing family patterns and roles; the family and other institutions; and family dynamics and processes.

Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research

Author: Vern L. Bengtson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930655
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Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in "doing" theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site,, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Advancing Family Theories

Author: James M. White
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452263035
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Advancing Family Theories explores two contemporary theories of the family - rational choice theory and transition theory. These diametrically different approaches illuminate what differing theories reveal about families. The book also discusses how meta-theories can assist in building and refining theory and offers insight on the "understanding versus explanation" debate. Advancing Family Theories gives students a precise notion of what a theory is and how theories work in research. The book not only looks at philosophical realms but also examines particular substantive theory to explain and predict family behaviors. Advancing Family Theories is an excellent supplement to Family Theories, Second Edition (SAGE, 2002), or is effective on its own. The book helps students with the task of taking abstract and very general theories and reducing them to a level of specific research models and hypotheses.

Ea Ju

Author: James J. Ponzetti
ISBN: 9780028656748
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Was im Leben z hlt

Author: Marie-Luise Hermann
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039117130
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Wenn alte Menschen erzahlend Ruckschau halten, konnen sie ihr Leben vergegenwartigen, ordnen, neu bewerten und bilanzieren. Dass dies klarende und heilsame Wirkungen hat, zeigt sich in der Alterspsychotherapie. Die Darstellung des eigenen Lebens ist keine lineare Chronik, kein Revue passieren lassen, kein Monolog vor einem schweigenden Zuhorer, sondern wird zwischen Erzahler und Zuhorer gemeinsam gestaltet und bewertet. Wie dies vor sich geht, zeigt diese Einzelfallstudie. Zwei Frauen erzahlen in zweistundigen narrativen Interviews uber Gluck und Ungluck in ihrem Leben. Sie stellen dar, was und wer ihnen in guten und schweren Zeiten Zuversicht gab, worauf sie setzten, auf wen sie bauten, woraus sie Mut schopften, und wer sie ermutigte. In der Terminologie dieser Studie sind dies Formen des Kreditgebens und Kreditnehmens. Das Untersuchungsinstrument - entwickelt aus dem psychoanalytischen Beziehungs- und Kommunikationskonzept der Kreditierung - erfasst, wie herausfordernde Lebensaufgaben erzahlend und in der Interviewsituation bewertet werden. Es beleuchtet, wie narrative Identitat hergestellt wird und bewirkt ein Konzentrat dessen, was in einem Leben wirklich zahlt."

Brave New Stepfamilies

Author: Susan D. Stewart
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483360199
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Brave New Stepfamilies maps the changing landscape of American stepfamilies, taking readers on a tour through the diverse assortment of traditional and not-so-traditional stepfamily forms that have emerged in recent years. Author Susan D. Stewart presents the latest scholarly research on stepfamilies in an accessible way, weaving together predominant theoretical perspectives, findings from research and national surveys, and interviews with stepfamily members.